So last week I told you about Fermented Cod Liver Oil. <- {link to my Amazon affiliate store.}

During that blog I mentioned that every single cell in your body has a receptor for two things: Thyroid hormone and Vit D.

That’s how important those two things are to every single cell in your body.

This week we’re going to dive into Vit D.

Vitamin D

At the most basic Vit D is essential for intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc.

It’s also considered a hormone because it’s lack or presences effects our hormonal balance.

It’s been shown to help bring estrogen down. It’s not the whole reason but it is one reason. As we learned 80-90% of breast cancer is estrogen dominant breast cancer. Meaning there’s too much estrogen and that causes the over active cell reproduction, which is cancer.

Vit D being a hormone just as much as a Vitamin also plays a role in mood disorder. It’s been shown to help with depression and PMS. It’s not a cure all for either condition. But it is a necessary piece of the puzzle.

For example my crippling painful periods couldn’t be reversed simply by taking D. However with a healthy gluten free, sugar drastically reduced diet and a few key supplements D being one of them I’m a healthy happy girl!

Vit D is needed for the body to properly absorb calcium. The whole ad campaign of Vitamin D fortified milk makes perfect sense except milk isn’t a good source of calcium. Much better would be a bowl of greens while sitting in the sun!

Any Holistic Dentist or Healer would “prescribe” D for cavities.

Vit D deficency shows up in almost every chronic disease, painful disease, odd disease, everything really.

We also know that Gluten can block the receptors sites on cells, as well as prevent the absorption of nutrients. One of the things gluten does is prevent the synthesis of D in the body. So I suggest you cut back! Also be sure to purchase a gluten free supplement. 

This is a great Vit D {Amazon affiliate link} I like them for a few reasons. 

  • It’s very pure, no additives, fillers, strange stuff. 
  • No preservatives, additives, colors, yeasts, egg, wheat, soy, fish, salt, sugar, corn or gluten.
  • BPA free, plastic free
  • 900 serving per container! Even if you double it to get a higher introduction does that’s still crazy!

It looks like a tiny bottle for more than the others. But that’s because the others are a whole dropperful to equal two drops in this bottle. It comes out to be a fraction of the cost in reality.

You want to get your blood tested and see where you’re at to find out what you need. Odds are high that you need to supplement, unless you work outside. In which case you may be good, I’d still check it out!

It is possible to overdose Vit D so again, these are guidelines. There are places online that will do the test for you if you don’t have insurance. I didn’t until Obamacare so I get it!

From: Dr. Frank Lipman

If your blood level is above 45ng/ml and for maintenance, I recommend 2,000-4,000 IU daily depending on age, weight, season, how much time is spent outdoors, where one lives, skin color and obviously blood levels. In other words if you are older, larger, living in the northern latitudes during the winter, are not getting sun and have dark skin, I recommend the higher maintenance dose.

If your blood level is 30-45 ng/ml, I recommend you correct it with 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 a day for 3 months under a doctor’s supervision and then recheck your blood levels.

If your blood level is less than 30 ng/ml, I recommend you correct it with 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 a day under a doctor’s supervision and then recheck your blood levels after 3 months. It takes a good 6 months usually to optimize your vitamin D levels if you’re deficient. Once this occurs, you can lower the dose to the maintenance dose of 2,000 – 4,000 IU a day.